Why Your Agile Project Will Fail

If you don’t get your outsourcing agreements right. |Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash| Software is eating the world, and if your company is like many a non-tech company, chances are you outsource your software development projects. And chances are that you have or will implement Agile in that context. Unfortunately, chances also are, that you will fail.... Continue Reading →

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How to Build a Dynamic Pricing Model

The following is known to be true in business: High Price, Low Volumes. High Volumes, Low Price. Or is it? |Photo by Benjamin Sharpe on Unsplash| In this article, I share with you my experience in building a dynamic pricing system for a long-distance train company, and how we increased the number of seats sold without changing our... Continue Reading →

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Making Persuasive Presentations

Lessons from the Writers’ Workshop on improving your presentation skills George Bernard Shaw - Public Domain Image from Wikimedia Commons. “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw “So, what do you think?” I asked my colleagues after test-running the presentation. It was for a... Continue Reading →

How I Co-founded and Grew a Tech Firm

Entrepreneurship is not an individual sport Robert Sargéus - Photo Courtesy of GESHDO Robert Sargéus was peeling off his cycling jacket and helmet when we met, even though his firm GESHDO’s new offices came with executive parking, complete with fast-charging stations. “I’m thinking full electric for when I get that company car,” he said. New... Continue Reading →

Unlocking the Promise of Open Banking

What do Noise-Cancelling Headsets and Open Banking Have in Common? Photo: Jason Pofahl, via Unsplash In October 2015, the European Union adopted the Revised Payment Services Directive, or PSD2, ushering in one of the more ambitious, cross-border, regulation-driven introductions of Open Banking so far. Five years on, as it adapts to the PSD2 mandated Open... Continue Reading →

No Lockdown, No Problem

How Democratic Taiwan Unleashes Social Innovation to Fight Covid-19 “portrait Audrey Tang” by AudreyTang is licensed under CC BY 2.0 “The Pandemic served as an amplifier of two different governing models,” says Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Minister, whose portfolio includes the Government’s Social Innovation, Open Government, and Youth Engagement, initiatives. Tang was referring to the stark contrasts in the... Continue Reading →

Approaches to Digital Transformation

A History of Creating and Managing Digital Assets "Detail - Cuneiform Inscription" by A.Davey is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Many Revolutions At the dawn of civilization, bands of Homo Sapiens had been roaming for hundreds of thousands of years. Our nomadic ancestors were one with the Earth, collecting what sources of calories they could,... Continue Reading →

Crafting a Good Marketing Strategy

And How to Weed Out a Bad One Photo by Nathan Bingle on Unsplash Ask people to enumerate the first things that come to mind when you ask them the question: What do marketers do? And the answers are likely to be a subset of the following: Advertising,websites,viral content,social media influencers,celebrity sponsorships,promotional campaigns,events,millennials (who are... Continue Reading →

Planning your Novel with Trello

A Minimalistic & Iterative Approach to Researching, Plotting and Drafting your Novel Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash I’m a pantser at heart, and that’s worked reasonably well to up until now, as I’ve primarily focused on writing articles and short stories of up to about five thousand words. Left to my own devices, I... Continue Reading →

When it’s Time to Fire a Customer

On Price, Value, Segmentation, Targeting, and Value Proposition |Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay| A while back, I started noticing an interesting tendency among guests staying in my Airbnb rental property. Customers who aggressively negotiated their price for accommodation were usually also more demanding, had more additional requests, and complained more during their stay. While... Continue Reading →

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